MTG Arena runs evergreen events for each available constructed format and for each game mode. These events provide a way for players to compete with each other for rewards in gems, packs, and Play-In Points. Read about the most recent change in structure to the events on April 28, 2022 here.
This guide will aim to provide complete details for each of the events, as well as decklists with proven results players can use. You can navigate every guide using the table below:
Bring your Standard deck with a sideboard, play some best-of-three matches, and receive rewards based on how many games you win!
- Duration: Evergreen
- Format: Standard
- Entry Fee: 5,000 gold or 750 gems
- Ends After: 5 matches
- Match Structure: Best-of-three matches (BO3)
For Standard events, packs will be of the latest Standard set.
|0 Wins||50 gems||1 pack|
|1 Win||100 gems||1 pack|
|2 Wins||150 gems||2 packs|
|3 Wins||600 gems||2 pack|
|4 Wins||800 gems||2 pack|
|5 Wins||1,000 gems||3 packs||4 Play-In Points|
Standard is a dynamic format where you build decks and play using cards in your collection from recently released Magic: The Gathering sets. Evolving gameplay and fresh strategies make it one of the most fun and popular ways to play.
Our full range of resources are available for Standard in the below sections:
- Standard Articles and Guides
- Standard Decks
- Standard Metagame
- BO1 Standard Tier List and Rankings
- BO3 Standard Tier List and Rankings
One-on-one with a 60 card minimum for the main deck and up to 15 cards in their sideboard. Player can add and swap out cards from their sideboard after the first game.
These cards may also be accessed during the game through cards such as:
- Legion Angel
- Cards with the Learn ability (e.g. Eyetwitch), to access Lesson cards (e.g. Mascot Exhibition)
|Rotates out September, 2022||Rotates out September, 2023|
|Zendikar Rising (ZNR)||Innistrad: Midnight Hunt (MID)|
|Kaldheim (KHM)||Innistrad: Crimson Vow (VOW)|
|Strixhaven: School of Mages (STX)||Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty (NEO)|
|Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms (AFR)||Streets of New Capenna (SNC)|
Four oldest Standard sets rotate every year on September. For more information, check out our detailed guide.
Below is the list of cards that are currently banned in Standard:
|Card Name||Set||Ban Date|
|Omnath, Locus of Creation||Zendikar Rising (ZNR)||October 12, 2020|
|Alrund's Epiphany||Kaldheim (KHM)||January 25, 2022|
|Faceless Haven||Kaldheim (KHM)||January 25, 2022|
|Divide by Zero||Strixhaven: School of Mages (STX)||January 25, 2022|
Traditional Standard Event Decklists
Below are some sample decklists that achieved the maximum wins required for the event. These can vary from fun brews to proven decks that are prevalent in the metagame.
You can submit your deck using our deck builder!